AWBS Desert Sandstone Patio

Client Requirements:

Remove existing garden shed, pergola, planting and paving and replace with 36m2 of tiered sandstone paving to create a smart low maintained garden.

Products Used:

  • AWBS Desert Sand Sandstone Paving- 36m2
  • Pointfix Jointing Compound in Buff Colour
  • Red Engineering Bricks
  • Geotextile Woven Membrane
  • 20mm Golden Spay Shingle
  • AWBS MOT Type 1
  • AWBS Eco-Range Recycled Ballast
  • AWBS Mixed Building Sand
  • Rugby Cement

Time Frame:

7 days

From muddy and cluttered garden to low maintenance sandstone paved beauty!

The rear garden at this modern terraced family home in Oxford was tired, cluttered and provided little room for entertaining with pergolas, a large shed, planting and paving all competing for space.  The new owners decided that a radical low maintenance redesign was required and contacted AWBS to turn their vision for a smart new sandstone paved garden into a reality.

Making space in the garden

The team began by dismantling the shed and pergola before removing the old paving and rockery and clearing all waste materials from site.  Due to the terraced nature of the property, this required skips to be located off site with waste, and building materials, transported along a path at the rear of the properties while keeping all public areas clean and tidy and minimising disruption to neighbours.

The team prepares for paving

Once cleared, AWBS’s landscaping team excavated the garden to create foundations and levels for the new paving, retaining walls and steps to the rear of the property.  Again, all waste was removed from site in accordance with our responsibilities as registered waste carriers.  With the foundations, membranes and patio bases installed we built retaining walls using red engineering bricks which would be durable against the effects of water, heat and frost.

A paved delight

The final stage in the project was for our paving team to lay 36m2 of our very own AWBS Desert Sand sandstone paving in a random pattern finished off with a buff coloured jointing compound.  The extensive patio covered the entire garden and was arranged in 2 tiers draining to gullies containing Golden Spay gravel which also create an attractive frame for the sandstone.

The completed patio transforms the previously cluttered garden into a large and flexible entertaining space with elegant and durable natural stone paving that will require little more than sweeping to stay looking like new for a long time.

See below for images of this sandstone patio project in Oxford

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